Forthcoming Events

08.10.2017 - 13.10.2017, Jackson Hole, WY, USA
29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017, European XFEL, Schenefeld / CFEL, Hamburg
30.11.2017 - 01.12.2017, European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany


Ambizione awards for three current and former MUST researchers- Axel Schild, Arianna Marchioro and Dmitry Momotenko
Successful Gender and Science Meeting 2017- 80 participants, lively discussions, and inspiring talks
OSA - Women of Light: A Special Program for Women in Optics, with Ursula Keller
Gender and Science Meeting 2017- organised by the NCCR MUST and RESOLV
STC2017 - Big data in chemistry - Basel- Deadline for registration August 1
Führen in Hochschulen- new book by Springer, including an interview with Ursula Keller by Andrea Eichholzer
Special issue of Chimia - on The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS)
Weizmann Women and Science Awardto Prof. Ursula Keller
An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016

Advancement of Women

In NCCR MUST the important work on the advancement of women in science involves setting up a variety of initiatives: from creating networks and peer mentoring for female scientists to conducting research on the issues for women who work in science, engineering and technology (SET). The goal is to speak with the women members of NCCR MUST, and use their opinions and experiences, to create an action plan within the first year of MUST. Another important aim is to communicate the findings and, as such, to develop the website as a resource centre to support women scientists.

NCCR MUST has also invested in a project aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in the network. The Inter-MUST Woman postdoc award is a MUST scheme to encourage the appointment of women at the postdoctoral level. The awardees will work for two or more professors in our network on a joint research program. In Phase I of NCCR MUST two women postdocs were awarded this grant. In the first year of Phase II there have been two more successful applications.  A new project we aim to develop in Phase II is an internship program for female science undergraduates, in their 3rd or 4th year of study. This will give the students chosen, the opportunity to spend a month in one of the NCCR MUST research groups, during a semester break. The aim is to encourage female students into careers in physics and chemistry.
NCCR MUST Office : ETHZ IQE/ULP-HPT H3 | Auguste-Piccard-Hof 1 | 8093 Zurich | E-Mail | +41 44 633 36 02
The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation